Son Lux will be releasing the deluxe edition of their magnum opus Tomorrows with a physical edition spanning Volumes I, II, and III on July 30th via City Slang.
Beginning in the fall of last year, the Tomorrows project began arriving at a time of considerable uncertainty in the world. Ambitious in scope and intent, it was born of an active, intentional approach to shaping sound. The music reminded us of the necessity of questioning assumptions, and of sitting with tension.
Ryan Lott, Rafiq Bhatia, and Ian Chang train their sights on volatile principles: imbalance, disruption, collision, redefinition. But for all of its instability, Tomorrows’ exploration of breaking points and sustained frictional places is ultimately in service of something rewarding and necessary: the act of questioning, challenging, tearing down, and actively rebuilding one’s own identity.
Additionally, Son Lux has announced the upcoming release of Tomorrows Reworks Part 1 (City Slang) out August 25th. This release pushes Son Lux’s longstanding practice of reinventing releases into new territory, channeling a breadth of perspectives and collaborative formats into a focused new EP reworking tracks from their Tomorrows trilogy.
The band invited Lotic, Nappy Nina, Jon Bap, Black Taffy, and Emily Wells into the fold to refashion the songs in a range of ways, from traditional remixes to ground-up re-imaginings.
Lotic dissolves “Honesty”’s refrain into fluttering technicolor, while Jon Bap’s take on “Plans We Made” skitters evocatively, like a film of human motion with select frames removed. Black Taffy’s “Unbind” sublimates the original’s strings into an undulating haze undergirded by booming, ceremonial bass.
In Emily Wells’ hands, “Come Recover” takes on an oceanic quality, like a lullaby for a coral reef fighting back from bleaching. In collaboration with the band, Nappy Nina interrogates a fraught relationship in a retooled “Live Another Life,” reflecting: “we forage and make-believe, force a forest with made up leaves.”
Son Lux: North American Tour 2022
Wed 4/27 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
Thu 4/28 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry
Fri 4/29 – New York, NY – Elsewhere
Sat 4/30 – Boston, MA – Sinclair
Sun 5/1 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Tue 5/3 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
Fri 5/6 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Sat 5/7 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
Tue 5/10 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
Wed 5/11 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Fri 5/13 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Sat 5/14 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
Sun 5/15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
Tue 5/17 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriets
Wed 5/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Thu 5/19 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
Fri 5/20 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
Sat 5/21 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Tue 5/24 – Dallas, TX – Deep Ellum Art Co
Wed 5/25 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn
Thu 5/26 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Fri 5/27 – New Orleans – Gasa Gasa
Sat 5/28 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Wed 6/1 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
Thu 6/2 – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
Fri 6/3 – Chicago, IL – Metro